Orsett Golf Club PGA Golf Professional
BMW PGA Championship
Europe's golfing stars are out in force for the BMW PGA Championship this week at Wentworth. With favourable changes to the highly criticised course the stay away stars are back and looking forward to playing in the flag ship event again. New green surfaces and improved bunkering may allow the huge crowds that descend to see birdies galore and with the lack of length and great weather due, anyone is in with a chance to win. My choice?
Shane Lowry a good shot maker, lovely wedge player and deft putter. Of course Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will be bookies favourites and possibly inform Ian Poulter but often this event can throw in a surprise or two. Essex have Ollie Fisher, Matt Southgate Dan Brooks and Robbie Coles all competing. It will be well worth watching even without the injured Rory McIlroy. It's a week of full on pampering for the players and with the course changes no excuses this time, may the best man win.
If this isn't for you and you are at a loose end this bank holiday, how about some white knuckle qualifying on Monday at Walton Heath for the US Open? Many of Europe's players will be battling it out over the two heathland courses for a coveted US Open starting place in June. In 2005 Michael Campbell went through to Pinehurst just this way and went on to win! And the best thing is it's free to spectate. You can wander down the fairways with the players just like the old days and maybe even get to hear the player caddie conversations up close.
Lynx Fitting Day
It's the last few days to get a spot on the Lynx fitting afternoon. One of the best mid-range products on the market will be with us on Friday 2nd June from 2pm. Interested?
Get in touch and book your fitting appointment here. Do you want to let a new cat out of the bag?
As you can see from the pictures Orsett is looking spectacular at the moment, with grass growing quicker than a quick thing thanks to last week's high rainfall. Perry and the team are doing a great job in this week's heatwave.
Talking of heatwaves make sure you take plenty of drinks on the course. The average person needs three litres of water a day to stay hydrated, in this weather that's a minimum so make sure your golf is as good at the end as it starts the round. Remember that sun cream too, along with a good cap or wide brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face and head between shots. If you dislike playing in headwear it can make such a difference to concentration levels too.
The course has started to play a little differently around the greens as well. With the growth comes a change for the need for more loft. Longer, "sticky "grass calls for a more committed swings at the ball so executing the technique is all important. If you have problems with this style of shot get in touch and I'll show you how to utilise your most lofted clubs in these situations rather than be fearful of them.
Enjoy both your golf and any you may watch this weekend and remember be mindful of the sunshine.
Happy holidays, David
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